The Johns Hopkins Wound Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center has an opening for one post-doctoral fellow. This position is a post-doctoral fellowship in wound care.
The Wound Center is a multi-disciplinary program which incorporates dermatology, infectious diseases and surgery, and is rapidly expanding, with over 3000 outpatient visits per year. The Center is co-managed as a partnership between dermatology and infectious diseases. The clinical core staff includes faculty attending physicians from both specialties.
The wound care fellowship focuses on training clinician researchers to care for the spectrum of wounds seen in a teaching hospital. The population includes large numbers of patients with chronic venous stasis ulcers, diabetic neuropathic infections and non-healing surgical wounds, as well as complex wounds due to systemic disorders such as pyoderma gangrenosum and vasculitis. There is a high level of nursing and ancillary support, including podiatry, orthopedics, vascular surgery and outpatient IV antibiotic management.
The fellow will spend 20 to 50 percent of their time in outpatient clinics (clinical time commitment will depend on research productivity), where he or she will learn, in a highly mentored environment, the fundamentals of wound care treatment and prevention. Procedure competencies will include punch biopsy, interpretation of vascular tests, use of compression and off-loading interventions, and simple and complex wound debridements. Inpatient opportunities will include rotations with inpatient wound teams and subspecialty services, such as dermatology, surgery, burns, ID and rheumatology.
There is an active research program in therapeutics, skin biology, the molecular biology of wound healing, natural history of chronic wounds, impact of HIV and drug use on wound healing, and the role of the microbiome. There is no evidence base for most treatments, and there are tremendous research opportunities.
Since the vast majority of patients with chronic wounds have underlying diseases, the ideal candidate is an individual with a strong clinical background and interest in developing an academic career focusing on chronic wounds care and research. He or she will be a medical dermatologist or internist with interests in general medicine, geriatrics, endocrinology (diabetic foot) or infectious diseases. This program is geared towards individuals with a background and strong interest in basic science, clinical or epidemiological research.
To apply, please send CV, letter of interest and names of two references to:
Administrative Manager, Department of Dermatology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
1550 Orleans Street
Cancer Research Building II, Suite 211